Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Wrap-Up: January 3, 2012

Rick Santorum is planning to completely abdicate small-government conservatism in order to annul same-sex couples' marriages. Is he running for President of Gay-Basher-in-Chief?

With Iowa having an unemployment rate far lower than the national average, the economy may not be the number one issue in today's Caucuses.

Five of the GOP candidates are suing the Virginia Board of Elections over the constitutionality of the state's election laws (even though three of them didn't even bother filing petitions to be placed on the ballot at all).

With much of Africa (and a few other places) plunging deeper into homophobia, it's a good thing that the plight of LGBT refugees has seen the light of day.

How is it that CEO's of big banks are still making tons of money even when theirs company's stock are in free-fall?

The support for the SOPA is continuing to diminish in the face of widespread grassroots internet opposition.

A Super-volcano may be awakening in western Germany.

There may be a link between fracking injection wells and earthquakes in Ohio (and elsewhere).

Here is a grim graphic of what the GOP candidates want to do with America's economy and budget. Huntsman appears to be only slightly better (or less bad, depending on how you look at it) than the rest of the bunch, but his chances at the nod are slim at best.

Conversely, here are seven Progressive economic policy goals for 2012.

A Pew Research poll tells us what the most positively viewed political label currently is.

And lastly, here is one way of dealing with home foreclosure.

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